3.07.2012

Cool cups!

The show "8Fluid Ounces2012 " came down this week but they finally posted all the really cool cups that were in the show including yours truly. I love cups shows! I know they are not great money makers because by the time you pack and ship your work and if you sell your cup you usually break even.....but I do enjoy a good cup show because its the one form that seems to have endless decorating opportunities and its just so cool to see what everyone comes up with!
This week my children have been on Spring Break but I still had students and class to take care of plus finish up an order so it wasn't a "full" break in my eyes. Joey and I decided to head up to Raleigh this weekend and deliver my pots to Cedar Creek and than push on through to Williamsburg & Richmond with the kids for a quick educational vacation. I'm looking forward to a weekend of doing something different than the norm even though gas prices are ridiculous!!
Last night was "raku" night with my beginning students. Honestly the way we do raku at Winthrop is pretty scary for the person chosen to take the pots out of the kiln so I can't say I really LOVE this assignment but, it does need to be taught. Luckily I've always been able to recruit an eager upper level student to "pull the pots" while I take care of making sure all my students hussle in a timely, organized fashion with the rest of the process. Here are two newly graduated students who are eagerly waiting to get into grad school somewhere. That was one big pot they had to pull out the kiln last night!

9 comments:

Lori Buff said...

At Mudfire, where I teach, each potter pulls their own pots from the kiln. That's scary with a bunch of beginners but so far no mishaps. I'm going to go knock on some wood now.

Jen Mecca said...

Lori - do you all take them right out the kiln like this or do you have a raku kiln that you pull up and take the pots out that way?

barbaradonovan said...

Hi Jen. I live in BR,LA and saw the cup show. This blog post includes a picture of the gallery just in case you're curious abuot the set up.

http://barbaradonovan.blogspot.com/2012/02/misc-observation-and-cup-show.html

btw, in case you weren't aware, your tall turquoise mug sold :)

adam said...

Great work and I enjoy reading your blog. Feel the same way about openings!lol

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Yikes that looks like one hot pot! Raku always seems so scary, its never really been my thing but its a fascinating process

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

I love raku and am glad that as a student my job is to add paper or water and NOT have to take it out of the kiln!

AML said...

Love cups especially if it is given to me I really take care of it...

Salma Ashiq said...

I really impress with your creative art of cups , Please tell me how can i purchase this one by online........
buy and sell

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